Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
Prncpl Supply Chain Plng Spec - Supplier Performance Lead/Subcontractor Management
At a glance
Location: US-AZ-Tempe Map
Posted: 01/12/2019
Closing: 02/11/2019
Degree: 4 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
Job description
Location: United States-Arizona-Tempe
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Clearance Type: None
Shift: 1st Shift
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking a Principal Supply Chain Planning Specialist – Supplier Performance Lead/Subcontractor Management for our Tempe, Arizona office.
Supplier Performance Lead
Candidate is expected to have a balance of strong project management skills and knowledge of technical and manufacturing process.  The candidate will use these skills to drive performance and quality at first-tier and sub-tier suppliers in the Phoenix, AZ area. Suppliers assigned are typically of strategic importance and are exhibiting internal execution and/or quality issues.   Candidate will need to exhibit strong leadership qualities with ability to work directly with suppliers to return to stable production through win/win strategies.
The Supplier Performance Lead will request, dispatch, and oversee resources in supply chain, quality, and engineering as necessary to facilitate activities.  The team working in partnership with the supplier, is expected to be hands-on and assist the supplier(s) in reviewing line of balance, managing supplier and sub-tier suppliers schedule, identification and resolution of supply and manufacturing risks, process review and rigor, implementation of statistical process control, and corrective action resolution. 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 
  • Lead focal point for critical suppliers responsible to monitor supplier performance in the areas of quality, on time delivery, and corrective actions.  Ensure recovery plans are established and executed aggressively.
  • Request, dispatch, and oversee cross functional resources as required, this may include supply quality, engineering, procurement, and other program resources.
  • Partner with supplier(s) to utilize LEAN techniques to improve lead-times and reduce costs.
  • Review manufacturing processes, documentation, and test protocol and identify methods to improve quality and product performance.
  • Evaluate and advocate for supplier and company initiated changes and coordinates appropriate testing and validation as required. 
  • Proactively identify schedule and technical risks including sub-tier suppliers, manufacturing, technical and supply risks and coordinate risk management activities to reduce or eliminate.
  • Develop supplier specific metrics to track and monitor health at given suppliers.
  • Assist project team and supplier in request for quotes, contractual notifications, negotiations, and coordinate supplier responses.

Basic Qualifications:
  • 5+ years in a process, manufacturing, or quality engineering role.
  • Project leadership experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or relevant experience.
  • Strong communication skills with ability to develop and maintain good communications and working relationships with internal and external clients.
  • Experience with US defense procurement requirements (FAR/DFAR).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • APICS Certified is preferred.
  • PMP is preferred.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Prncpl Supply Chain Plng Spec - Supplier Performance Lead/Subcontractor Management